January 23, 2011

Curtain Call Act 66 & 2S4Y-Kazan's sketch


Welcome back, friends!  Are you ready for a new Curtain Call Color Challenge?  Stacey selected these sweet winter mittens as our inspiration this week.  Don't they look cozy?  I also used Kazan's sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You.  So sad to see this great challenge blog come to an end, but I've had fun playing along and wish Laura and Kazan the very best!





















These colors inspired me to make a Valentine's Day card that I will probably give to my sweet daughter.  She loves purple and pink and, of course, cupcakes!  (except she still calls them "pupcakes"!)  I've had this patterned paper with various punny Valentine's sentiments since last year and finally took the opportunity to cut into it.  The houndstooth paper is from Making Memories.

I stamped Hero Arts Ledger with Bravo Burgundy onto cream cardstock, then stitched the houndstooth paper and a lavender Victorian Lace border at the bottom.  I stamped "be mine" using Martha Stewart letter stamps, then stitched a burgundy heart around "mine".

The cupcake paper was matted on red cardstock that I die cut with a Spellbinders label and trimmed to fit the card front.  I attached it with foam adhesive and added a few lavender buttons from my stash.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (red, lavender), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper:  K & Company, Making Memories
Stamps:  Hero Arts (Ledger), Martha Stewart (Serif Font)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy), Clearsnap (Chianti)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 1), Papertrey Ink (Victorian Lace border die)
Accessories:  buttons, DMC floss, thread

I hope you'll visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they've created this week!



Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life



and January Guest Designer, Danielle Daws.

Have fun with this week's colors, and thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Laurel said...

Perfect! I love this!

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness!!! Christina this is so adorable!!! I love how you used these colors. I had a hard time with it!

Keva said...

What a sweet card! I think your daughter should love it.

Marisa said...

Darling use of this week's colours (which are great). Perfect for a little girl who loves her pupcakes :)

Julie said...

This is beautiful, Christina! Love your stitched heart!

Laurie said...

OH my goodness this is so cute!! I love the buttons and the ledger paper in the background! All sooo cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christine. Love the theme, the use of the colors... and tha stitched heart is perfect. :o)

Makiko Jones said...

So sweet and fun Valentine's Day card Christine! Fabulous take on those colors and sketch!

Belinda said...

Such a sweet card! Love the buttons and the cute ledger/notepad bg!

Vickie Z said...

Pupcakes... perfect!! Love how you used the colors and stitching that heart is wonderful!!

Lindsay said...

How fun is this Christina! Great take on the sketch and I love those colors!

Anita S. said...

Love your cards and your blog is wonderful!

Jen Carter said...

This is so fun! Love all the elements on it! I really adore that stitched heart!

Noelle said...

So, so cute, Christina! And I laughed when I read your post because my son ALSO calls them "pupcakes!" I hope to give these pretty colors a try this week:)

Smita said...

You really are the Queen of Color Challenges!!! Gorgeous take on the colors and sketch! Love 'em pupcakes!

Sue Kohler said...

I looked at all these colours and got a little scared, you have made them look easy Christina!! the stitched heart is a perfect touch! :)

Dana said...

You never fail to impress Christina! I look at those colors and think "no way!", but you really made them work, and work well! Good stuff.

LeAnne said...

Wow, Christina, this is a perfect use of the inspiration colors and photo! SO sweet! I feel like Dana--I looked at the colors and said, "Uh, I don't think so!" :D

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!!!! Love, love the stitched heart & that ledger stamp is fantastic. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Shelley Germann said...

Christina this is soooo cute! You really rocked the challenge. I just didn't see the possibilities in these colors, the mittens are cute, I just didn't think I could translate them into a card. You blew that theory! The stitching is absolutely perfect! I might have to keep that idea in mind because you know how much I love to sew on my cards.

Amy said...

OMG, this is super cute! All the pretty pastels....love the lined paper in the background. Nice job!

Danielle Daws said...

Oh this is so sweet! I love all the elements you've used!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christina, this is just sweet and so beautiful! Love the stitched heart :)!!! You rocked the sketch and the colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Diane Jaquay said...

Such a sweet Valentine, love it!

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